A Voice For Animals

How I Became a Dragon

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How I Became a Dragon is the deeply affecting work of fiction based on real life experience by conservationist Heatha that charts the course of ivory trafficking from the fierce assault on the elephant to its ultimate destination as a carved piece of ivory.


Told from the point of view of a young woman shedding her naïve perspective on what it really means to work and dedicate her life for conservation – she takes you on a journey of how and why elephants lost their life for the sake of their grand tusks. Her chilling experience with illegal poaching is certain to move readers to do their part to end this vicious crime.


The story also reveals how many individuals participate in the journey for one illicit piece of ivory, whether in a large or small way, and how one act of lawless poaching greatly impacts the global elephant community.